Thanks and agreed. That is an easy decision to make.I don't know which statement you are referring to. But I believe the EA helped with MIT (after she was accepted the then cadre commander called and said we will bump you up to a Type 1 if you accept the offer - hard not to turn down MIT and a Type 1).
As for reporting the scholarships, I think it helped. All the admissions people contacted were positive about adding it. It was better than not taking the action.